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Lowrey: Kidnapping 40 years ago ‘a blessing’
Feb10

Lowrey: Kidnapping 40 years ago ‘a blessing’

The outside temperature in Oklahoma City on Feb. 12, 1975 was in the low 20s. Don Lowrey, 24-year-old electrical apprentice, was sitting in his car waiting to go to work just before 8 a.m. when a man tapped on his window, asking for help with a flat tire. A short time later, he had been kidnapped by three men, driven to a wooded lot, and a man with a double-barreled shotgun put it to the back of his head and pulled the trigger. By the...

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Partnership missions: Porter to speak at tornado summit
Jan29

Partnership missions: Porter to speak at tornado summit

Sam Porter, disaster relief director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), is on an impressive list of national experts who will speak at the Fourth Annual National Tornado Summit, Feb. 23-25 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The National Tornado Summit improves disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to save lives and property in the United States. In addition, the summit serves as a...

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From heart attack to home in 3 days
Jan27

From heart attack to home in 3 days

Don Hunter, pastor of Oklahoma City, Grand Boulevard, was only five minutes into his sermon Sunday evening, Jan. 4, when he noticed member Tisha Honeycutt frantically waving to him through the church’s Fellowship Hall window. Startled, Hunter said he didn’t know what to do other than to put the service on hold and race down the aisle to the Fellowship Hall, which is attached to the rear of the church’s worship center. When he walked...

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Chickasha, Michigan Ave. reaches children; then parents through wedding ministry
Jan13

Chickasha, Michigan Ave. reaches children; then parents through wedding ministry

CHICKASHA—Jeffrey Willoughby and his wife, Amy, drove by “them” one Sunday morning, and God revealed an open door of ministry they would soon walk through. “Them” were many neighborhood children who had no church home; weren’t attending Sunday School; weren’t learning about Jesus; and weren’t having the opportunity to change their lives for eternity. Willoughby, lay/bi-vocational music minister at Chickasha, Michigan Ave., recently...

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Applause of Heaven concert Feb. 12
Jan07

Applause of Heaven concert Feb. 12

The third and final public presentation of “The Applause of Heaven” concert by the Singing Churchmen and Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma takes place at 7 p.m., Feb. 12 at Edmond, First. “This is the last in a series of concerts for the roll-out of the Applause of Heaven CD,” said Randy Lind, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma worship/music ministries specialist and director of both singing groups. “It’s the last chance to hear The...

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